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Practicing Mindfulness Daily – while eating, while driving, while working

Practicing Mindfulness Daily – while eating, while driving, while working


What does Mindfulness mean?

One definition says “it is the state of being present in every moment.” You are conscious of yourself, your feelings as well as your environment. A mindful person is not exhausted by the past or apprehensive regarding the time to come. Mindfulness begets the capability to stay composed and thankful amid difficult times.

The wealth of each moment opens up your eyes and mind to the beauty all around if you concentrate on the present. Our daily routine can be stressful. However, practicing mindfulness can help you lessen the anxiety. Among the benefits of being watchful are the following:

  • Improved focus
  • Clarity of mind
  • Improved self-confidence
  • More time to sleep
  • Reduced fretfulness and anger

How to Practice Mindfulness?

There are many ways to observe mindfulness. Yet, the common ones are by eating, driving, and working.

Eating Mindfully

Mindful eating is a way of staying healthy. It also helps deepen your daily meditation. Being heedful when eating prevents a person from easily falling into the habit of hurriedly guzzling their food. Keep in mind that you should enjoy your meals regardless of time constraints. Besides, it takes around 20 minutes for the stomach to transmit to the brain that you have eaten enough food. Thus, eating hurriedly can result to overeating, not consuming enough, irregularity, bloating, and digestive issues.

You should understand the importance of mindful eating as well as its relevance to health. Mindfulness is more about reaching a full attention to personal encounters, cravings, and physical reminders while eating. Mindful eating means eating slowly minus distractions. You engage the senses by perceiving smells, tastes, colors, textures, and sounds.


For motorists or people who drive to work or other destinations, the everyday travel produces a lot of tension. You encounter grueling traffic, reckless drivers, road constructions, and other concerns. Hence, you become more prone to irritation and stress. The daily shuttle is a good opportunity to train your mind. Mindfulness is the result of mind-conditioning. Driving also serves as an opportunity to form good habits.

By resorting to mindfulness while driving, the motorist becomes calm and relaxed developing focus and arriving at the destination refreshed. You can condition the mind in three particular areas.

  • Focus and Concentration
  • Attain more clarity in thinking and making informed decisions or better judgments.
  • Approach life with level-headedness or state of equilibrium and accept the given situation.


Apply mindfulness in the workplace. Employees and managers need to focus intently in their tasks by integrating brief mindfulness exercises throughout the day. Here’s how to do it properly:

  • Start the day right. According to research, people discharge the largest part of stress hormones after waking up. Thinking ahead of time stimulates our initial instincts and lets loose cortisol (stress hormone) into the blood. To avoid this, stay for a few minutes on your bed and watch your breath. Once brainwaves enter your mind, release them and go back to your breath.
  • Upon arrival at the office, uplift your brain before beginning any activity. Close your eyes. Relax and sit straight. Experience your breathing by inhaling and exhaling. Count quietly for every exultation. Let go of distractions by concentrating on your breathing. Spend 10 minutes for this mindfulness exercise.
  • Now, prepare to work as mindfulness increases your stamina, creativity, and efficiency. Remember mindfulness is not an inactive practice but develops a sharp and clear mind.

Focus and Awareness

Consider a difficulty that affects almost all of us like addiction to social media so you can better discern the value of focus and awareness. Social media easily distracts us and redirects our minds to trivial tasks. Finishing these small assignments emits dopamine (neurotransmitter) which is a pleasure hormone in our brains. Dopamine awakens your compulsion that leads to disruptions. By applying mindfulness, you realize more important responsibilities and evade the onslaught of such interferences.

Summing Up

Mindfulness is an art which involves observing and reflecting on what goes on in the present moment without judging or clinging into it. With mindfulness meditation, you watch your thoughts and senses while these rise and fall. You witness your mind as well as the thoughts that flow through it. Therefore, you feel the peace with the present time.